Scuba Diving the National Geographic Life Diving in the Gulf of Papagayo. This female southern stingray is going to have some babies soon…The gestation period is 135-226 days. We saw the males chasing the females during November and December…Like sharks…The male must catch the female and bite her so that he can hold on. I have never seen this personally, but a friend once saw bulls eye rays mating and they were belly to belly…So I imagine the southern stingrays is the same. Wild thing! They give birth to 2-10 babes. The ray has her babies in a sandy protected area…Once the young rays are born they are on their own.
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